Johann-Georg Richert

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Johann-Georg Richert
Born 14 April 1890
Died 30 January 1946(1946-01-30) (aged 55)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 286th Security Division
35th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Johann-Georg Richert (14 April 1890 – 30 January 1946) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He commanded the 286th Security Division whose personnel committed numerous war crimes in occupied Belarus, in the rear of Army Group Center.

Richert was taken prisoner by Soviet troops on 8 May 1945. He was charged with war crimes and convicted by the Soviet Military Tribunal. Richert was executed by hanging on 30 January 1946 in Minsk.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 204.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 376.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 290.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Kurt Müller
Commander of 286. Sicherungs-Division
15 June 1942 – 1 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Oschmann
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ludwig Merker
Commander of 35. Infanterie-Division
5 November 1943 – 9 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gustav Gihr
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gustav Gihr
Commander of 35. Infanterie-Division
11 May 1944 – 5 January 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Paul Baade
Preceded by
Oberst Paul Baade
Commander of 35. Infanterie-Division
26 March 1945 – May 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor der Reserve Dr. Ernst Meiners